It is true my friends... I talked my husband into driving over three hours round trip for a chair. Yep, I said it... a chair. And you know what?? He didn't even like it! I showed him a picture of it and his first words were... that is ugly! I don't want that in my house! But the fact is he is a wonderful husband and he made the drive with me. We met a super cute lady in the most gorgeously quaint neighborhood in what felt like the middle of no where somewhere outside Olympia Washington and picked up the my newest obsession. I seriously think it was meant to be... the thing fit PERFECTLY into my car and other than the 20 or so minutes of screaming from Mikah on the way down while we were stuck in traffic the kids were pretty good!

And my gosh... you can't tell me that chair doesn't look AAMMMAZING in my living room right?! Even my husband has fallen for it! Probably because he drove three hours for it, right?

Now the question though remains... what side of the fireplace?! I love it in the corner under the plants because well, how can you not love that perfectly bohemian vintage pairing? What better to go with a wicker peacock chair than some macrame plant hangers and a gold table? Plus it helps I feel to anchor the room a little more, the taller chair in the corner.

But the chair is such a fabulous piece from all around that I'm having a hard time putting it in a corner. When it is on the left side of the fire place you're able to see more of it. It's more of a statement piece. Plus, when the sun hits it in the morning I seriously want to die! And I do like how it creates a little sense of separation between the dining room and living room.

My gosh are you lost yet? I've lost myself... Right now I'm letting it percolate. I do that with things... test them in a couple different places before finding the perfect spot. So what's your verdict? In the corner or not in the corner? (And yes you can say it, I'm totally crazy. I know.)



As we say goodbye to summer with what it feels like probably one of the last nice weekends of the year I've come to realize something about the Seattle area... the summers are to DIE for you. Like seriously they are goooorgeous! But goodness, you sure do earn them by surviving the dark gray winters. If you can survive the gray winter you have totally earned your summer goodness.

To say goodbye to summer I was feeling the only appropriate thing would be to relive the glorious weekend! Although my husband told me this weekend that I needed to learn to relax because I wasn't so thrilled about spending the day with undefined plans... Sometimes I think he is right. But an hour on the boat fixed that right up actually! How was your weekend my friends?

The morning sunshine in my living room is to die for. 

Carpal tunnel is seriously for the birds... although I'll tell you this much, that brace feels amazing!

Behind the scenes the little hands are always there!

Totally paid a dollar for a cup of kool-aid this weekend from some little neighbor kids. Yeah... don't even know what to say about that. I couldn't help it... they were just so excited!

And now we're off into the best season of the year... bring on the pumpkin candles, the warm baked goods, the mums and pumpkins, the chilly mornings... let's do this! Well maybe after today... it is supposed to be fabulously warm and beautiful today and we can't pass that up!



pants: pretty dirty hippie // shirt: free people // necklace: shop arroyo, christina nicole // rings: st. eve jewelry, paint the town me, christina nicole // ponytail: stole from my sister years ago (best one ever!)

And this outfit has nothing to do with my post but I absolutely adore these pants so I had to share... they're like hippie to the T!

Well my friends I've seriously been well... around... but not anywhere around here in quite awhile. Not that I meant for it to happen by any means but I needed a break. I needed a recharge and some major time spent with my littles to just readjust and evaluate life. Sometimes in life you need things like that to do a little soul searching you know? And goodness... I needed it. Honestly if you were to ask me what was wrong I didn't have an answer for you. I was just tired. I was tired of all of it. Things were becoming too much of a chore and just another check mark off my list instead of something I felt excited for. I wanted to be spending my days outside by the water in the sand watching my kids play... Summer can do that to you sometimes you know? So maybe that really is what it was. My soul (and my kiddies) needed the sun and the fun!!!

But fall is coming... the shop is back OPEN with some fabulous new scarf styles and I have some major plans for this little blog and the shop and just life!! I'm so excited to share some of the changes were making around the house here (You know, if you're into that kind of thing, if not well I supposed you can just ignore those posts! I still love you though don't worry!) and some of just our every day life with two toddlers as an east coaster living in the Pacific North West... 

So welcome back my friends to my life... are you as excited as I am??? (I kinda said that sarcastically in case you didn't pick that up from the black and white words on your screen... dang computer...)



Okay mainly I'm just obsessed with peacock chairs. I mean like majorly obsessed... like search craigs list every night obsessed. And I FOUND ONE!!! If all goes well I'm headed tomorrow night to snatch it up... *fingers crossed* But until then I won't lie when I say that I have a little thing for fabulous accent chairs. I mean there are some seriously fabulous chairs out there... why settle for something plain when you can have something amazing??? Not only that but an accent chair adds something so special to a space... new textures, shapes, colors, sizes to a room that you can't get with a pillow or artwork. Not only that but a chair is something you can actually SIT in... it becomes an experience... you can't get any better than that.

So if you're interested... I thought I would share some of my favorite accent chairs over on CupcakeMAG today! Head on over and check out all the details!



Wedges... oh wedges. The heel for those who can't wear heels. That's what I call them at least. Or we could just call them the heel for me when I absolutely have to wear them because let's face it. I'm more of a let's wear something comfy and easy to walk in because I'm chasing two toddlers around most places I go kind of girl. Plus I'm already quite tall and sometimes it makes me a little self conscience to be even taller. But there are those special occasions where you want to put on a little something special or wear something fun right? This outfit (while older... sorry!) was one of those times. My husband was coming back into town and we were going out so I wanted something a little fun.

And with that said... I have a little announcement. This What She Wears link up has been a blast. I've loved meeting and participating each month for well over a year but the time has come to move forward with things. Thank you for all your participation and support! You guys are amazing!!!

Now let's see it! Let's see your favorite wedges outfit.... Be sure to check in on all our other fabulous hosts as well!

Brandi from Run Style Run
Meagan from Because of Jackie
Rebecca from Mommy in Heels



There are people around you all the time telling you what you should be doing with your time, how you should be doing it, where you should be going. Being a mother is particularly hard because there really is no right or wrong way to do things. There is only what you feel is best for you and your child. But it is more than that... it is more than just about the way you raise your children. It is how you do things, the way you dress as a mom, what you eat as a mom, how you spend what little free time you have as a mom.

To be completely honest I don't even know if I'm even making sense with all this blubbering. But it's been consuming my thoughts lately... it is hard to be comfortable in your decisions. And yet there is such strength and happiness that comes from being confidant and strong in your decisions, even the simple decisions, like what to wear that day. It is not something that comes easily or quickly. That type of confidence takes practice and hard work. It takes trusting in something greater than yourself. It takes understanding that you are important and loved regardless of what you wear, eat, shop, or how you spend your time. Whether it is your children, your husband, or your Heavenly Father, you are loved.

So be strong. You are important. You are loved. Don't let the lady down the street make you feel like you are a terrible mother for feeding your children peanut butter and jelly for lunch everyday of the week. She doesn't know that they ask for it everyday, or that you can't afford much else, or that it is such a struggle to get them to eat anything to begin with you'll give them whatever it takes to get them to eat something other than candy. You're doing the best you can and that my dear is what is important!



Why yes, that is a bathroom stall my little girl is huddled in the corner of. And yes I wasn't too thrilled about her being there. But in this case... well, there wasn't much I could do. So here it is... the biggest #mikahmeltsdown in the history of like ever.

It all began when we got to the pool for Christopher's swim lesson. She wanted to get in the big pool. I told her no because she wasn't taking lessons and only people who were taking swim lessons could swim in the big pool. But we could swim in the baby pool! She didn't like that... especially after the fourth and fifth time I told her.

The screaming started and just got worse. About ten minutes into it, she didn't even want me to hold her anymore. About fifteen minutes into it she ran into the bathroom and hid in the stall. She still wouldn't let me hold her and her screams just kept getting louder and more obnoxious. I felt terrible for her. She was so worked up she couldn't calm herself down. I couldn't even pick her up without her kicking herself out of my arms which means I couldn't even leave. So we sat in the bathroom. She screamed. I sat there hopeless and helpless.

Twenty-five minutes into it, swim lessons were over. Thankfully a friend was there to keep an eye on Christopher while I sat with Mikah in the bathroom. I couldn't let her know I was there though because she was so upset with me. Every time she looked at me the screams got worse. And then suddenly there was an angel of a lady in the bathroom who said she would keep an eye on Mikah so I could get Christopher. Five minutes later, I came back to get Mikah and she was silent. This beautiful lady calmed her down! Mikah saw me... ran to me whimpering a little saying "Momma's back, Momma's back." But she wanted me! And she had calmed down miraculously!

So to the lady in the bathroom... you are amazing. You saved me today and I will never forget you. The world needs more people like you!

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